Replacing the Ink Tubes on the Brother GT-541

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6-1-3. Replacing the Tubes

The Tubes can be replaced for every color. The following procedure shows the example of replacing the Tube for "Cyan." The procedure is the same for other colors.

(1) Make sure GT-541 is not in middle of any operation.

(2) Press the OK Button on the Control Panel to display the Menu Display.

(3) Press the Up/Down Button to select "Maintenance", and then press the OK Button.

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(4) Press the Up/Down Button to select "Head Replacement", and then press the OK Button.

(5) Press the Up/Down Button to select the color for the Tube to be replaced, and then press the OK Button. 

     The message "Replace [X] Ink Cartridge & Press OK." appears.

(6) Remove the Ink Cartridge of the target color, and then press the OK Button.

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     The message "Set Filter Cartridge & Press OK" appears.

(7) Insert the Filter Cartridge to the Ink Cartridge Slot, and then press the OK Button.

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     The ink-draining begins. Wait until the message "Turn Off & Please Change [X] Head" appears.

(8) Turn off GT-541.

(9) Remove the Front Cover, Back Cover, Rear Cover and Ink Cartridge U. (See "7-1. Removing the Covers" for details.)

     You can find the Print Heads on the left. Make sure that the Print Head and Tube for "Cyan" are drained.

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(10) Remove the three screws from the Tube Holder Upper behind the Carriage.

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(11) Remove the Round Tube Holder from the Tube.

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(12) Rotate the Tube Connector 90 degrees, and then disconnect the Tube.

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(13) Remove the Tube Connector from the Tube.

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(14) Pull out the Tube Guard from the Tube.

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(15) Rotate and remove the Tube Clamp on the Needle side, and then disconnect the Tube.

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(16) Remove the Tube Clamp from the Tube.

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(17) Cut the Band (product name: Band, 1M) binding the Tubes.

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(18) Remove the Tube.

       <Note>
       Be careful not to let the residual ink drop down from the Tube.

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(19) Mark the new Tube at three points.

       The first mark: 260 mm from the end of the Tube.

       The second mark: 20 mm from the first mark

       The third mark: 430 mm +/- 5 mm from the second mark

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(20) Run the Tube through the Tube Guard from the end of the Tube near the first mark (marked in step (19))

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(21) Run the Tube through the Tube Connector, and then insert the Tube into the Print Head.

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(22) Fix the Tube to the Tube Holder aligning the first mark on the Tube (marked in step (19)) with the Print Head side's end of the Tube Holder.

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(23) Fix the Tube to the Tube Holder confirming that the second mark on the Tube (marked in step (19)) is aligned with the Ink Cartridge side's end of the Tube Holder.

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(24) Fix the Tube to the Round Tube Holder aligning the third mark on the Tube (marked in step (19)) with the Round Tube Holder.

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(25) Arrange the four Round Tube Holders on the Tube Holder Lower, and then fix the Tube Holder Upper to them with the screws.

       <Note>
       Be careful not to misarrange the Round Tube Holders.

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(26) Fit the Tube Clamp to the end of the Tube on the Needle side.

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(27) Insert the Tube into the Needle, and then fasten the Tube Clamp.

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 (28) Fix the Tube to the Tube Holder Small.

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(29) Fix the Tube to other Tube Holders.

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(30) Move the Carriage to the center position, and then fix the Tube to the Tube Holders (Upper/Lower) so that the Tube Holders are made level to the Carriage's moving direction.

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(31) Bind the Tubes with the Band (product name: Band, 1M).

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(32) Remove the Filter Cartridge, and the Insert the Ink Cartridge.

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(33) Mount the Ink Cartridge Cover U, Rear Cover, Back Cover and Front Cover, and then turn on GT-541.

(34) Press the Platen Button to eject the Platen.

(35) Press the OK Button to open the Menu Display.

(36) Press the Up/Down Button to select "Head Cleaning", and then press the OK Button.

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(37) Press the Up/Down Button to select "Initial" cleaning mode, and then press the OK Button.

(38) Press the Up/Down Button to select the color you have replaced the Tube, and then press the OK Button.

  • The message "Initial Cleaning Please Wait Head Cleaning. [X]" appears, and the initial cleaning starts.
  • The display returns to the Print Head color-selecting display when the initial cleaning has been completed

(39) Print and check the Nozzle Check Pattern (see "2-6-3. Test Print").